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SCOTTSDALE COMMERCE & NEWS
IN THE KNOW
Medieval Times is hiring at Scottsdale castle

Looking for a new job opportunity? Huzzah! Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is hiring for more than 35 positions at its Scottsdale castle, including bartenders, servers, kitchen staff, guest …

Jaime Dempsey joins Arizona Community Foundation

Phoenix Suns, 72SOLD announce winning partnership

Scottsdale-based Fasturtle partners with Marketing 360

NEWS
Police

Scottsdale police arrest 2 men after Pawn First break-in

The Scottsdale Police Department has arrested two men who both reportedly overdosed while partaking in illegal activity at Pawn First Friday morning. Travis Stack, 22, and Joshua Bess, 27, are the …
Subscriber Exclusive

Scottsdale seeks alternatives after large-lot preservation pushback

Scottsdale City Council appears to be hearing concerns about its Desert Rural land-use category idea after pressure has mounted from outside constituents — concurrently, officials believe the …
Government

McDowell Road bike lanes may be reality soon

Bicycle lanes are in the works for McDowell Road from Pima Road to 64th Street after a new approval by Scottsdale City Council on April 6. The City Council approved a resolution setting in motion …
Subscriber Exclusive

PGA Tour, DraftKings embark on 19th Hole sportsbook experience at TPC Scottsdale

On the heels of the passage of House Bill 2772 — ultimately allowing for legal online sports betting — the PGA Tour and DraftKings Inc. are announcing together a dramatic expansion into …
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SCOTTSDALE OPINION

Lyons: An open letter to Scottsdale officials about 5G, smart city

Dear Scottsdale City Council, Are you sleeping well at night? Unfortunately, many of your constituents aren’t, because you, our council, are not upholding your oaths of office to protect our …

Owen: How to skip the diet, get your body results it needs

Keto. Low Carb. Eating programs based on a point system. You name it, the “diet” most likely exists. And while these programs offer the promise of a healthier lifestyle, touting huge …

Klapp: American Rescue Plan is first step to lessen out-of-pocket health care costs

A recent survey from ALG-POS found that 80% of Americans agree that their health care costs keep going up every year, and more than 70% are struggling with the unpredictability of out-of-pocket …
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Whitehead: The Kimsey has earned my support

When over 100 local business owners join forces in support a development that will protect their livelihoods and the vitality of Scottsdale’s downtown, City Council needs to listen up. …

Crawford: Camelback Road, downtown Scottsdale sidewalks desperately needed

How much longer does Scottsdale have to wait before our most heavily traveled pedestrian corridor gets decent ADA complaint walkable rollable pathways? I would like to bring awareness to the …
Don Henninger, executive director of SCOTT

Henninger: It’s time for Scottsdale to pass anti-discrimination ordinance

Scottsdale’s leaders are proud to proclaim that we are a Golden Rule City. We’ve been one for a couple years now. The city adopted the One Community Unity Pledge a few years before …

Mason: SB1379 does not protect the integrity of homeownership

SB1379 could protect the integrity of homeownership, and could be so much more, if fixed to place more trust of STR zoning decisions to local control and/or to provide stronger and more effective …

Norton: State weighs in on Scottsdale’s ‘desert rural’ land use suggestion

Let there be no mistake. The desert rural designation and the onerous super-majority requirements created by the proposed general plan will crush land values. Our state relies on high land values …

Anderson: The 411 on dental deductions in 2021

This year, while the federal tax deadline has been extended, Arizona state taxes must still be filed by April 15, unless you’ve filed an extension, in which case they are due Oct. 15, 2021. …

Blaney: SBA shares resources to support deaf, hard of hearing entrepreneurs

Recently, I read an article about two entrepreneurs who were opening a new restaurant and they laughed at themselves for picking this time to go into business but, in reality, it is a great time to …
SCOTTSDALE EDUCATION
Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board meetings have changed to 6 p.m. until further notice.

Scottsdale schools agree to form relationship with SRPMIC

A formal agreement to improve educational opportunities and academic achievement of Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community students was approved by the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board.
Photo by Arianna Grainey

New facility for Arcadia High athletes to be built

Arcadia High School will receive a new half-million-dollar stadium field house that will include a locker room for female student athletes. The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board …
File photo showing Seraphina Ross taking advantage of online learning options at an early age.

From in-person instruction to digital and back again at Scottsdale Schools

At the dawn of the global COVID-19 pandemic the Scottsdale Unified School District — along with public school entities across the country — realized quickly a seamless transition to …
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board agreed in January to accept a donation agreement and a donation capped at $500,000 from the Chaparral Firebirds Baseball Club offered from funding by an anonymous, private donor for costs providing baseball and softball field lighting systems on the men’s and women’s baseball/softball fields at Chaparral High.

Anonymous donor gives Scottsdale school $500K for field lighting

Let there be light now that the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has approved and accepted a donation toward installing lighting on Chaparral High School’s baseball and softball field.
Submissions will be accepted online and by direct mail April 1-May 29 for fifth graders to participate statewide in an essay writing contest themed, “What is your dream job and how do you plan on achieving it in the future?”

Second annual statewide 5th grade essay contest launches April 1

Highlighting the importance of saving money for children’s post-high school educational and career goals, the second annual essay-writing contest is open to all fifth-graders statewide.
Scottsdale Neighbors & Business Reporting
Neighbors

Arizona Humane Society to get generous donation from My Sister’s Closet founder

Ann Siner —  the CEO/founder of My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic, Well Suited and My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store — donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Arizona’s homeless pets.

Rotary Club of Scottsdale, youths beautify Scottsdale’s Rotary Park

Area youths recently joined Rotary Club Scottsdale members at Scottsdale’s Rotary Park to clean and polish brass plaques displayed in the Park’s Unity Circle/Plaza.

Scottsdale Society of Women Writers welcomes author Cullison

The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, which gives members access to events, ideas and networking opportunity with other women writers and authors, will host Paula Cullison who is a travel writer, multi-genre author, and photographer.
Community

Meet Your Neighbor: Electrician Robert Zuart powers Valley lives

Meet your neighbor, Robert Zuart, a Scottsdale resident who makes a living as a professional electrician. Read below to get to know Mr. Zuart, including what he considers to be the best days. …

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust grants $265K to AZA United

Arizona Autism United—AZA United—announces a $265,000 grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to help launch a new diagnostic clinic in Phoenix for children and youth with special needs.
Business

Chill out this summer at the brand new We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort where you can try your luck with state-of-the-art gaming, bask in luxurious accommodations and lavish amenities, relax in the pool and …

Scottsdale-based Camelot Homes announces its Valley-wide expansion with the opening of five new luxury home communities, which will add more than 100 new homes to the greater Phoenix area. The …
Meet Mario Gebran, the chef behind family-owned restaurant, U.S. Egg, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this month.
CBRE has announced the $27 million sale of a 145,872-square-foot, last-mile distribution center, which is based in Tempe, to Realterm, a Maryland-based logistics real estate firm. The property, …
Scottsdale Entertainment
Desert Stages Theatre presents the adult play, “The Odd Couple” at Scottsdale Fashion Square at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays; and at 3 p.m. on Sundays through April 25.

DST presents classic comedy ‘The Odd Couple’

Desert Stages Theatre will present the adult play, “The Odd Couple” at Scottsdale Fashion Square through April 25.
A wide range of resort activities from sipping tropical cocktails to wearing festive aloha wear and masks will happen at the Arizona Tiki Oasis.

Arizona Tiki Oasis to hold public events April 23-25

Arizona Tiki Oasis, happening April 23-25 at the Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St. in Scottsdale has two events  open to the public for locals to enjoy.

Arizona Black Rodeo wrangles through Scottsdale on May 15

The Arizona Black Rodeo will release its animals and talents from the chute at a new location as it saddles its show to WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road.
The 11th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale, April 16 – 18.

Goodguys Rod & Custom returns to Scottsdale, April 16-18

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, organizer of America’s premier hot rod and custom car events, is returning to WestWorld of Scottsdale for the 11th FiTech Fuel Injection Spring Nationals.
Taliesin West is the setting for the new “Wine & Wright Tour” on Friday nights.

Taliesin West has Wine & Wright Tour on Fridays, starting April 9

Enjoy Friday evenings with the new “Wine & Wright Tour” at Taliesin West that mixes Happy Hour and Golden Hour.
Jeremy Jordan, Lea Salonga and Javier Muñoz.

Broadway returns to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is welcoming new faces and veteran Broadway talents during its 2021–22 season with six upcoming Broadway performances.

Royse Contemporary exhibits ‘Reverence of Place & Time’

Royse Contemporary will present “ Reverence of Place & Time,” the solo exhibition of Peter Brian Klein, debuting his latest collection of his color photography capturing the beauty of northern Arizona.
The ScottsdalePublicArt channel on the Hoverlay app reveals augmented reality features for artworks like “LOVE” by Robert Indiana.

Scottsdale Public Art adds augmented reality to artwork

Eleven artworks in the Scottsdale Public Art Permanent Collection are enhanced with augmented reality elements, viewable through a mobile device app.
The Black Market Trust is set to perform at the annual Arizona Musicfest on April 12.

Outdoors Arizona Musicfest offers concerts through May 1

The concerts series that runs through May 1 has a line-up of national acts and performances scheduled for ‘Musicfest Outdoors.’
Sonia Falcone also has a line of elegant wedding dresses.

International artist Falcone debuts new fashion line at Scottsdale Fashion Square

Mexico-based fashion designer, Sonia Falcone, recently announced the American launch of her new collection with the Sip and Shop Event at Wardrobe Apparel in Scottsdale Fashion Square.
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